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Dec 04, 2023
Editor’s Note: The testimonies and images below were sent by an SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine.

While God’s ways are higher than ours—and often we might not understand—we can see how He has brought good from the war in Ukraine. As you read the testimonies of Victoria and Irina below, you will see how both are now reading the Bible after undergoing great trauma and losing so much.

Through the outreach of an SGA-supported church, these displaced women and their families have been ministered to and welcomed with the love of the Lord in their new community. Victoria and Irina and their families have received help with their immediate physical needs, and they have also been helped as they begin to study God’s Word.

Pray that as they consider Truth in the verses they read that their eyes will be opened to the Gospel . . . and that they will be transformed for eternity through faith in Jesus Christ.

That Their Eyes Will Be Opened 1

My name is Victoria. I came with my child (son 10 years old) from Kharkov. Our house in Kharkov was struck by a rocket, but God saved us. We were able to leave right away. Although many of our neighbors there were injured or killed. It is hard for us to realize this. 

[Here] the church helps us. Here we are helped not only with food, clothes, but also people from the church help us to study the Bible. I love reading and studying this Book. I know and feel that God is present in my life. I really want to study His Word, because I saw that God’s Word is working on my life.  

There are three families living in the same house with us. It is very difficult and financially not simple, but I am grateful to the church for the food aid. It is much easier for us when we are given these products. Thank you very much!

That Their Eyes Will Be Opened 2

My name is Irina. I come from Kharkov. More than a year ago, we managed to get out of there by car. We were lucky to be picked up in time. Not everyone was so lucky back then! We have a small child and two dogs with us. I believe it was the Lord who helped us so much that we got out of there and came here. In Kharkov our house was damaged and we have practically nowhere to go, so we are staying here so far. I am so happy that we came here. It’s a wonderful place and a lovely city. We didn’t want to and didn’t plan to go far away, so we are staying here. 

I decided to study the Bible. I like to read the Bible very much. I realize that this Book affects me in some way, everything becomes different. Even life seems to be getting better. Sometimes I forget that there is a war in the country when I read it. I rush to groups, to meetings with joy, because I like to communicate with nice and open people. Thank you for all the good that you share!

In a time of great uncertainty, God is bringing help, healing, and hope to the people of Ukraine through SGA-supported pastors, churches, a seminary, and SGA-supported Compassion Ministry. Be a part of God’s incredible work with your generosity and prayer support.  

Your gift of compassion helps struggling people with emergency aid that generally includes Scripture materials, food, medicine, warm clothing, and shoes.

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